Someone had an off day

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by obxWaMi, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. obxWaMi

    obxWaMi Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have had our 6 girls for about a month now. We usually get 4 eggs a day--occasionally 3, a few times 5. Today we got 4 as usual, but one of them was very tiny. I don't know exactly how old any of my girls are since they were given to us, but I know that the woman who gave them to us has lots of hens of all ages. Mabye if one of our girls is from her spring batch of chicks? Could it possibly be that one of the girls is just beginning to lay and this is a practice egg?

  2. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could be you have one starting to lay or...stopping or...starting after a molt? you said....A Bad Day! [​IMG]
  3. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    any bantams in the bunch?
  4. obxWaMi

    obxWaMi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nope, no bantams.

    I'm hoping for a beginner layer.
  5. aimeeinwv

    aimeeinwv Chillin' With My Peeps

    looks like a pullet egg to me - maybe she is trying to get things right [​IMG]
  6. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    heh, pullet egg...i wish that could be so.

    those might be what are referred to as 'egg farts'. usually a large egg followed by a small egg shortly after, or vise versa.
  7. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] When I first saw your pic I was thinking "Wow! That's a huge egg!" Of course I was looking at the egg on the

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